WEEKEND WEATHER: Kilkenny to sizzle in the sun – but another big change is on the horizon
Aftrer an unsettled few days, Kilkenny and most of the rest of the country is in for a scorcher of a weekend.
Met Éireann said the sun will return with a bang from today, with the mercury rising to as high as 25 degrees on Sunday. But our see-saw summer is in for another big change early next week, with temperatures dropping again and more showery weather returning.
The national forecaster said areas of cloud and drizzle will clear this morning to leave “an increasingly sunny day”, adding: “Feeling a little fresher than recent days but still rather warm with highest temperatures generally ranging 16 to 20 degrees in moderate westerly winds.”
Kilkenny and the south east are set to enjoy the best of the weather forecast for tomorrow, with temperatures expected to soar to 23 degrees. Met Éireann said: “Saturday will be dry in most areas with some good sunny spells in Leinster and Munster. However, it will be cloudier in Ulster and Connacht with a little drizzle in Ulster for a time. Highest temperatures of 18 to 23 degrees warmest in Munster and Leinster with light breezes.”
Sunday will be warm and dry in Kilkenny and the rest of Leinster, Munster and east Ulster, with good sunny spells and with highest temperatures climbing to a sweltering 25 degrees. The national forecaster said: “It will be cooler and cloudier in west Connacht and west Ulster with some patchy rain or drizzle at times along the coast. Highest temperatures along Atlantic coasts of 16 to 20 degrees in light to moderate southwest to west breezes.”
Monday will also be largely dry with sunny spells, but Met Éireann said it will be “a cooler fresher day” with highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees.
There is still a bit of uncertaintly around Tuesday, but Met Éireann said current indications suggest it will be a wet day “as a band of rain extends from the west during the morning to all areas by afternoon”. The forecaster added: “Rain may be moderate to heavy at times in western coastal counties. Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees, warmest in the southeast in moderate to fresh and blustery south to southwest winds.”
Early indications suggest Wednesday and Thursday will also be cooler days with more showers extending from the Atlantic, with highest temperatures reverting to the mid-teens.